JBL Bluetooth Speaker Reviews

If you've researched Bluetooth speakers recently, you've surely noticed that a JBL Bluetooth speaker is always found at or near the top of any Portable Bluetooth Speaker review rankings. As to why, there's a simple answer. By virtue of focusing on the things that matter, JBL is creating exciting products that we consumers love. The JBL lineup features waterproof and splashproof Bluetooth speaker options to allow you to play music anywhere, in any environment; with solid build and rugged materials that are built to last; convenient and easy portability, vibrant color choices, extreme battery life, and hot damn, wonderful high-quality stereo sound with a healthy dose of signature badass BASS. The piece de resistance? Their prices fit your budget, 'nuff said. Keep on scrolling to see what makes JBL the world's leading seller of portable Bluetooth speakers of all shapes and sizes. The enticing JBL lineup of best sellers awaits you below, but first, a little  history. 

JBL - AN AMERICAN COMPANY

 JBL was founded by James Bullough Lansing, an innovative American audio engineer. The name JBL is taken from his initials. Of course you may have heard of his other company, Altec Lansing. Admittedly, he was a cutting-edge engineer but a lousy Los Angeles businessman. In 1949, he hung himself at his home at the ripe old age of 47 as his business deteriorated. These days, JBL is owned by Harman International Industries(Harmon Kardon), a subsidiary of some little South Korean company called Samsung Electronics. Yes, that Samsung. Luckily for us, JBL survived the loss of their founder and the rest is history. Foremost, they are well respected in the audio world for their accuracy of sound. Their Pro Audio line is designed for professional audio production applications, such as movie theaters, concerts, and recording studios. With their consumer lineup, JBL is a brand that music lovers know they can trust and they continue to deliver the goods. Producing some of the most affordable and best sounding Bluetooth speakers you can get your hands on! Now, let's get to the good stuff and hunt down the best JBL Bluetooth Speaker for your budget & portable music preference.

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Ratings - 4-5 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Hells Bells, the Charge 3 Bluetooth speaker is IMPRESSIVE! From sound quality to battery life, you will discover why it is considered one of the best sounding mid-sized bluetooth speakers on the planet!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Midsize Portable, Waterproof
 The Charge 3 is one of JBL's prize Bluetooth speakers! Quite simply, the bass is *fantastic* with an amazing full sound that can really get LOUD! In fact, stays composed all the way to max volume. Naturally, the sound is very well balanced with an emphasis on midrange and vocals. [TIP: Download a free Equalizer app & scoop the midrange & boost the highs. It's pure joy for your ears!] Slightly larger & heavier for a midsize portable but hey, that bass response! Next, a large rubber base prevents accidental rolling when bumped. Further, it supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges smartphones and tablets via USB. You gotta love that!

...considered one of the best sounding mid-sized bluetooth speakers on the planet!

I must say, the colorful mesh exteriors provide excellent grip. On top of that it can charge your phone, pair up with another speaker, & allows up to 3 devices to wirelessly connect so you can take turns playing your favorites at poolside. Furthermore, it's waterproof but floats so an accident at the dock doesn't leave it at the bottom of the lake.  Exposed bass radiators at each end make a hard case or Pushingbest's Silicone Carrying Case a great idea to protect your baby. Lastly, you can take it anywhere! Consequently, buyers on Amazon are certainly passionate about this JBL Bluetooth speaker too. At present, 77% of reviewers have given FIVE STARS to the Charge 3, so it appears to be a steal compared to similarly priced mid-size Bluetooth speakers. MindSeedTV was one of those reviewers, saying:
"Overall This is an amazing speaker if you don't mind spending $130. IF you are looking for a great companion speaker to take on the go with you, don't invest in the cheap $40 dollar speakers and expect to have great sound and durability like this one. This has it all."
HEADS UP: The Charge 4 will be released in Fall 2018. Price drop soon? Back to THE JBL  LINEUP

Charge 3 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our Charge 3 Review to help you decide.

Bluetooth - Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing powerful stereo sound.
Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime and charges smartphones and tablets via USB.
IPX7 Waterproof

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Ratings - 4 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4 BrainBlasters out of 5

Ay caramba, the Clip 3 is a tough compact portable Bluetooth speaker that is built like a tank and small enough to take anywhere. It's the follow-up to the very popular Clip 2. Like its predecessor, it's surprisingly LOUD with a decent bass kick that produces excellent audio quality for such a small size and price.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Compact Portable, Waterproof
 First of all, the Clip 3 is a unique personal Bluetooth speaker that is another fine example of JBL affordable quality. Although it is one of the smaller JBL Bluetooth speakers, it has loads of really nice features. Secondly, the buttons are well laid out and easy to understand, unlike units from other manufacturers. A built-in noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button.

Never leave awesome sound at home again!

Next, the mesh exterior material feels high end, durable, and is easily cleaned. Another plus, it's waterproof and submersible up to 3 feet. Excellent battery life with up to 10 hours of playtime. In addition, the clip feature is very sturdy and can be clipped to a backpack, belt loop, golf bag, bike, stroller, you name it. Simple to clip it on with the built-in carabiner, press play, and never leave awesome sound at home again! Of course, lots of happy users on Amazon are enjoying the small size but surprisingly big sound from this rugged speaker. At present, a respectable 71% of reviewers have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS so far. Joseph W was one of those reviewers, saying:
"Really loud for something so small. Was honestly surprised. Even at only ~75% volume on my iPhone, this thing is blaringly loud. Wonderful."
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Clip 3 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our Clip 3 Review to help you decide.

Wireless Bluetooth streaming
10 hours of playtime
IPX7 waterproof

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Price: $44.98 $40.00

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Ratings - 4-5 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Hot damn, the Flip 4 is stunning with its full and well balanced sound. No silly bass boost or compression tricks played here. Just a well-built, rugged Bluetooth speaker that really packs a punch. Seriously, sounds like you're carrying a high quality personal boombox!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Midsize Portable, Waterproof
 No surprise here, the Flip 4 is the best selling JBL Bluetooth speaker! It improves upon the Flip 3 with better bass response, better clarity, and a great waterproof design. Honestly, this is probably the best Bluetooth Speaker you can buy for under $100. Truly incredibly rich sound, best-in-class bass, and is plenty LOUD for an outside party which is uncommon for a speaker of this compact size.

No surprise here, the Flip 4 is the best selling JBL Bluetooth speaker!

Roughly the size of a water bottle for excellent portability. In fact, it fits in cup holders, on backpacks or bikes, and even comes with an attached wrist strap! Waterproof, dustproof, and feels pretty indestructible. As always, extremely easy to pair right out of the box. Charges fast and battery life is spectacular. Has 5 blue dots by power button that show battery level. Of course, built-in microphone for calls or voice commands using Siri or Google Now. In addition, it's easy to clean with running water. Grippy mesh exterior in 8 beautiful colors. All great features yet it's the crisp, clean, AMAZING sound along with easy portability that will have you saying my Flip 4 is nearly perfect! As expected, buyers on Amazon are impressed with its jaw-dropping rich sound. Currently, 78% of users have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, for example, noting the rich bass and take anywhere attitude. HappyGecko is digging his purchase, saying:
"The amazing sound is impressive. And I have since bought another for a friend because I was so impressed with it. I would recommend this speaker to anyone looking for a good reliable Bluetooth Speaker. Cost 100, would definitely buy even if it was 200" 
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Flip 4 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our Flip 4 Review to help you decide.

Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound
Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime
Ipx7 waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge flip 4 in water

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Ratings - 4 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4 BrainBlasters out of 5

Great balls of fire, the Xtreme 2 can really bring a party to life! Indeed, if it's in your budget and you need MONSTER sound for the work garage, tailgating, BBQs, camping, poolside, or at the beach, this is the JBL Bluetooth speaker you'll feel really happy about buying.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Outdoor Portable, Waterproof
 The Xtreme 2 is the best Bluetooth speaker in its class and price point, period. As expected, this Bluetooth speaker lives up to its reputation for sonic clarity and exceptional bass without being "boomy" or over attenuated. The highs are crisp & pronounced, the mids are up front, and the lows are perfect. The speaker weighs in at 5 lbs for premiere sound but comes with a shoulder strap for easy transport. Battery really does last a long time. In other words, it can start the party and finish it. While charging time is just over 3 hours.

The Xtreme 2 is the best Bluetooth speaker in its class and price point, period.

As always, useful extra features such as a charge port for your phone, speakerphone, and cell phone voice control. Not to mention my favorite, a bottle opener attached tothe carrying strap for your consumer convenience. Waterproof design and rugged mesh material gives this Bluetooth speaker a durable build without feeling bulky or too heavy. If you need powerful sound, just get it. You won't be sorry. Seems like Amazon users are pleased with its wonderful sound. Presently, 68% of users have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, due to it's nice following of fans. Channing White is enjoying the purchase, saying:
"I love this speaker. It’s worth every penny crystal clear sound, battery that last forever, waterproof, good bass, and most important portable. If music is the soundtrack to your life like it is mine what more could you ask for!"
ADVICE: Too pricey? Try the JBL Xtreme to save ~$50. Back to THE JBL  LINEUP

Xtreme 2 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Xtreme 2 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our Xtreme 2 Review to help you decide.

Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
15 hours of playtime
IPX7 waterproof

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Ratings - 3-5 Skulls - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 3.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Leapin' lizards, the Pulse 3 is a portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that incorporates 360° sound with a spectacular 360° lightshow. Watch your favorite songs come to life!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Midsize Portable, Waterproof
 The attractive Pulse 3 is one of the more unique JBL Bluetooth speakers. Instead of directional sound like other JBL offerings, this is a 360° design that can fill a room with sound in all directions. As a result, it produces clear, crisp, balanced audio that is LOUD enough for outside parties and family get-togethers.

The Pulse 3 feels like a modern lava lamp!

Without a doubt, the best part about this aesthetic looking Bluetooth speaker is the fantastic LED lightshow! This will instantly mesmerize your friends and turn complete strangers into mouth breathers! In truth, feels like a modern lava lamp! For example, choose 9 light effect modes via the JBL Connect app or customize your own color for the speaker to display. Bigger, heavier, and less portable than the JBL Charge 3 so consider the LTGEM EVA Hard Case for easy transport.  Pairing is fast and easy. Yes, it is waterproof and it FLOATS! However, battery life takes a hit with LED use so just use them at night. About 6 hours of playtime with the LEDS, 12 hours with them off. App shows you remaining battery life. Generally takes a good 4 hours or more to charge. Of course, you can pair 2 smartphones to take turns playing music. And finally, Speakerphone & Voice Assistant capability. But the Pulse 3 is all about the PHANTASMAGORIA! Hehe, look that one up! Beautiful colors, impressive sound, all combined into a beautiful, eye-catching conversation piece. In other words, Amazon reviewers are having loads of fun watching the insane lightshow with a modicum of battery life complaints. A solid 58% of reviewers have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS currently, and rave about the visual experience from this speaker. Maybe a bit pricey but Elizabeth Fulwider was one of those happy reviewers, saying:
"The lightshow is really cool also and changes with the music. We had fun watching some of the "lava" type lights when vintage rock was played. Definitely worth it!" 
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PULSE 3 Reviews - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Pulse 3 Wireless Bluetooth IPX7 Waterproof Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our Pulse 3 Review to help you decide.

Take your listening experience to the next level with the JBL Pulse 3, the portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that combines 360° sound with 360° lightshow
With a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof housing, Pulse 3 is perfect for worry-free listening by the beach or pool - or even in it
With JBL Connect+ technology, you can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers to amplify the party

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Ratings - 4-5 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Good gravy, the GO 2 surprises with big, clear sound from an ultra compact Bluetooth speaker that fits in your hand, coat pocket, or purse. With a new waterproof design, richer tones and better bass than the original JBL GO, you'll wonder how you ever survived without this convenient pocket rocket!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 5 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Ultra Portable, Waterproof
 Let's be clear, the GO 2 is a tiny Bluetooth speaker for personal listening weighing only a 1/2 pound. However, its small size pushes sound like a much bigger speaker. Perfect for watching movies on your computer during travel or listening at your desk, at poolside, or in the shower. For a 4 inch box, naturally, it's very light weight and compact which allows easy carrying everywhere you go. It has a rugged build that looks sleek and modern, and comes in 12 rip-roaring colors. The JBL Orange looks killer. Battery life is quite good for its size, you'll get about 5 hours on a full charge. Charges with Micro USB in 2.5 hours. Also has a standard Aux Input for connecting to your device which saves some battery life with Bluetooth turned off.

...pushes sound like a much bigger speaker.

Of course, pairing is a cinch and it syncs to your phones' audio level. Sound quality is very good & thumpy for this little speaker but here's a hack to put it over the top. Add an EQ app on your phone, boost the bass, the treble, and just a touch of the mids... Getting good. Next, use the volume boost feature of the EQ app... Freaking great. At this size & price point, you're going to love this little thing! It's a terrific buy according to reviewers on Amazon. A crazy 81% of users are giving this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, the highest rating of any JBL we've reviewed in this post. Check out what Taylor Kittle had to say:
"Perfect size for the shower or pool. It’s nice and small but much louder than it looks with great quality. Very happy!"
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GO 2 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

Mamma mia! Here's our GO 2 Review to help you decide.

Wireless Bluetooth Technology
Water-Resistant In Up To 3.3
Built-In Noise-Cancelling Technology

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Ratings - 4-5 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Sweet Grandma on stilts! Finally, a Bluetooth speaker that is in constant BEAST MODE!!! The Boombox is flatout the best Bluetooth speaker reviewed here regardless of portability. Loud, refined sound signature and da bass is AWESOME! Worth every penny, my friends.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 24 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Outdoor Portable, Waterproof
 First of all, the Boombox is a portable all-day party boombox with legit subwoofer bass. You might say it's the bomb! It will floor you with impactful bass that you can feel in your chest. As a result, it has a phat sound with plenty of punch and never muddy. Even at full volume. In addition, you can switch between Indoor & Outdoor modes for relevant audio profile. Expect deeper bass and richer sound in Indoor mode; accordingly, switch to Outdoor mode for large, expansive sound with strong bass and longer playtime. Here's a trick, use a free equalizer app to tailor the sound signature to your personal taste! For the rock, pop, hip-hop, rap, EDM, jazz enthusiast, you can't beat the dynamic sound quality of this portable Bluetooth speaker. Absolutely kills anything else running on batteries. Top of the line sound and this thing is INSANE! No wait, it's GENIUS! Better yet, it is rugged, waterproof, and floats to handle your wildest party goers. Next, it features a large rubber base to prevent accidental rollover. Equipped with a sturdy handle incorporated into the design for easy carrying. Naturally, it's heavy at 11.5lbs but expected as good quality woofers and magnets are hefty. 

Quite simply, the Boombox blows all other Bluetooth speakers out of the water!

 Notably, it pushes 40 watts on battery and 60 watts on the charger. Another strong point is the excellent 24-hour battery life on a single charge. Convenient LED battery life indicator located on the rubber base. While charge time is just over 6 hours. Massive 20,000mAh battery can charge 2 devices at the same time while blasting out the jams. Connects up to 100 JBL Connect+ speakers together in "party" mode to blow away your neighbors. Additionally, you can pair up to 2 smartphones or tablets with the JBL Connect+ App and take turns playing your sickest beats. If your friend is playing a crap song you can use your phone to change it. Marvelous Bluetooth range up to 90 feet. Your friends are going to freak when they hear this *BEASTIE*. Granted, it ain't cheap but break open the piggy bank and buy this outrageous Bluetooth speaker. You're going to feel good about this wise decision. Quite simply, the Boombox blows all other Bluetooth speakers out of the water! Amazon reviewers are blown out of the water as well by the sound from this badass bazooka. A remarkable 80% of users have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, with no regrets about dropping over 4 bills for this monster. Ball Zach was one of those reviewers, saying:
"Truly an amazing and versatile piece of entertainment. I have not found any other portable Bluetooth speaker that has the options and performance that this does and it honestly puts anything Bose has to shame. Again, the bass and dynamics out of this is unreal."
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Boombox Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

CHOOSE | BLACK | GREEN | CAMO

JBL Boombox Portable Wireless Bluetooth Waterproof Speaker

What a BEAST! Here's our Boombox Review to help you decide.

Made to be the most powerful, portable Bluetooth speaker, JBL Boombox delivers monstrous sound along with the hardest hitting bass
Enjoy music for 24 hours without missing a beat
Use the massive 20,000mAh battery and dual charge out to charge your external devices anytime and keep music rocking

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Ratings - 4 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4 BrainBlasters out of 5

Oh em gee, the Xtreme is a portable powerhouse Bluetooth speaker with tremendous sound quality and unmatched bass response at this price point. It's the definition of a go-to party speaker!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Waterproof spec: (not rated)
  • Class Type: Outdoor Portable, Splashproof
 The Xtreme is the predecessor of the *fabulous* Xtreme2!  But don't ignore this 1st generation trendsetter! Because you can still buy them brand new and for less money then the newer model. Yet the sound quality between these two versions is so minimal that you might not be able to tell the difference. Where as newer gen JBLs are all waterproof, this earlier version is splashproof which means it can stand up to rain, mud and sand, even running water to clean it. Just don't submerge it under water. In addition, build and materials inspire confidence that it will last for quite awhile.

The Xtreme is extremely easy to set up and use.

Doubles as a charging device for 2 phones. How cool is that! Battery seems to last forever. Will outlast your party! While charge time is ~3.5 hours. The Xtreme weighs in at 5 lbs of sonic fury & comes with a high-quality carrying strap. Granted, all great features but it's the impressive sound quality that will make this your go-to speaker. The highs are bright, the mids are well balanced, and the lows are perfect! Finally, if you're looking for a  nice price on a beast of a Bluetooth speaker, this is the one! Accordingly, happy Amazon reviewers are raving about this superb speaker. A full 71% of users are giving this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, so it's apparent this powerful Bluetooth speaker has made many new fans. Wilkined reviewed it this way, saying:
"...laying out by the pool this is a great speaker to have since you only need about half volume. But for tailgating and camping in the desert, this speaker can get loud enough for a impromptu rave! I'm really glad I bought this speaker. It's one of the best purchases of the year."
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JBL Xtreme Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Xtreme Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black

Mamma mia! Here's our Xtreme Review to help you decide.

Frequency Response 70Hz - 20kHz
TransducerWoofer 2 x 63 mm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80 dB

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Ratings - 4 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4 BrainBlasters out of 5

Goodness me, the Flip 3 pushed all the consumer's buttons and became the best selling Bluetooth speaker in its class! Admittedly, this combination of size, sound quality, loudness, bass response, and weather resistance in a sub $100 package captured a whole new consumer fan base.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 10 hours
  • Waterproof spec: (not rated)
  • Class Type: Midsize Portable, Splashproof
 The Flip 3 has a great splashproof design and terrific sound quality that really appealed to consumers when it was released. Although it has been succeeded by the Flip 4, it remains a very good buy and is still available at a reduced price point. While it may be true that the Flip 4 is a step up from this dynamic Bluetooth speaker, it will still surprise you with balanced & smooth mid-range presence and clarity, with a decent pounding bass.  Granted, for a speaker this size, the bass is not as loud and boomy as its splashproof big brother, the Xtreme. Nevertheless, it's big enough to pack a thumping punch and is the perfect size & weight for taking your music anywhere you want to go. Although, it will lose some of its clarity at max volume.

...perfect size & weight for taking your music anywhere you want to go.

Roughly the size of a Monster Energy can, for example, it fits in bottle holders on bikes and in water bottle sleeves on backpacks. Also comes with an attached wrist strap so it's easy to carry around. Likewise, you can buy a nice LTGEM carrying case so you can safeguard it during transport. Super lightweight at just one pound. Yet not so small as to sound "tinny" like other portables. Moreover, it's a good choice for outdoor use by the pool or lake as it is splashproof. Go ahead, you can even clean it with running water. Just don't submerge it! Another bonus is the long battery life. In fact, you'll see around 10 hours of playtime between charges. Charge time is 3.5 hours and you're ready to go again. The speaker housing is made very well and appears rugged enough to handle a little abuse. Love the vibrant color choices available. Arrives fully charged, however it does not come with a charging adapter. A robust USB cable is provided at any rate. Above all, JBL lives up to its reputation here and for under $75 USD, it's really a no brainer. Fittingly, buyers on Amazon have reviewed this Bluetooth speaker very highly as well. At present, 71% of users have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, which is to be expected from such a best seller. Danny L. reviewed it this way, saying:
"The bass line thumps it's loud and awesome. I was a bit skeptical about all the 5 stars but it was fully charged when I got it and wow. Huge sound I thought I bought a Bose ! If you are looking for a cool lil speaker this is the one!!."
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Flip 3 Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black

Mamma mia! Here's our Flip 3 Review to help you decide.

The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures
Wireless Bluetooth Streaming Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound.
3000mAH Rechargeable Battery: Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 10 hours of playtime; Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience

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Ratings - 3 Skulls - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 3 BrainBlasters out of 5

Snakes alive, the SOUNDGEAR just seems so gimmicky at first glance. Pricey too! A hands-free & ear-free Bluetooth speaker that you wear around your neck? Who would need this oddball speaker? On the other hand, once you spend some time using it, you quickly realize it really shines when used for conference calls, gaming, and movies!

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 6 hours
  • Waterproof spec: (not rated)
  • Class Type: Wearable Portable
 In essence, the SOUNDGEAR is a portable horseshoe-shaped Bluetooth speaker that slides around your neck and rests on your shoulders. At the same time, it is lightweight at only 12 ounces and features a soft rubber underside for a comfortable feel. It comes in black with a speaker mesh covering the topside. Moreover, it uses 4 drivers, 2 behind your ears and 2 in front that create excellent stereo separation. Battery life is rated at 6 hours, however, you will see less if using at higher volume levels. In other words, this thing is LOUD and 50% volume might be an uncomfortable listening level for you. Not to mention, it tends to vibrate at higher volumes and occasionally distort with bass-heavy audio. Keep in mind that although it feels like a personal speaker, anyone nearby can hear it also. To be sure, a unique concept for a Bluetooth speaker but not so private.

...really shines when used for conference calls, gaming, and movies!

Additionally, JBL offers the SOUNDGEAR BTA that includes a Bluetooth transmitter that you plug into your SmartTV to directly send audio to the speaker. Granted, that will run you an extra $50 but might be worth it based on your needs. Simutaneously allows you to connect up to 2 devices. Likewise, it has a dual-mic system with echo-cancelling technology to provide crystal clear phone calls. Certainly, if you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker that is not on your ears, this is a good option. In fact, whether you are gaming, watching a movie, want to add hands-free music as you work around the house or take a conference call, this speaker excels in these areas. In spite of the price and better sound quality from cheaper speakers, this niche speaker might be the perfect fit for your particular need and is worth considering. Uniqueness can only take you so far after all according to reviewers on Amazon. At present, a mere 36% of users are giving this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, although 86% of reviews land in the 3-5 star range, which isn't too shabby. At any rate, this Amazon Customer found it well-suited & useful, saying:
"Love it when I'm at work and need to engage with colleagues. They can easily get my attention and I can have music playing at all times. Love this product."
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Soundgear Review - JBL Bluetooth Speaker

HANDS-FREE & EAR-FREE!

JBL Soundgear Wearable Ear-Free Wireless Speaker (Black)

Mamma mia! Here's our Soundgear Review to help you decide.

Around-the-Neck Design
Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
Built-In Controls, Multipoint Technology for Dual Pairing

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Price: $179.95 $159.95

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Ratings - 3 Skulls - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 3 BrainBlasters out of 5

Great Caesar's ghost, the Trip is a Bluetooth speaker you attach to your car's sunvisor to add music and speakerphone capability to a Bluetooth-less vehicle. For this reason, you'll be thanking JBL for thinking about you when they designed this 5 inch pill-shaped speaker. Admittedly, this is not going to sound better than an in-dash car stereo but it serves a need for some and the speakerphone & voice command function is where this Bluetooth speaker excels.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Waterproof spec: (not rated)
  • Class Type: Compact Portable
  • JBL App: NA
 The Trip is here to help with that older car you're driving the wheels off! First of all, a point often overlooked is that this is a portable Bluetooth speaker. For this purpose, it comes with a visor mount for your vehicle that the speaker attaches to using two strong magnets. Conveniently detaches from the visor mount in your car or a rental car to take into the hotel room, kitchen or office to continue working. Notably, the sound is crisp and clear for such a small Bluetooth speaker and can fill up a small room although it's not primarily a music speaker. Rather, it supports Navigation and ADAS prompts from a smartphone and also voice commands from Siri & Google Now. That helps you keep your eyes on the road, not to mention, comply with those hands-free device laws that more & more States are passing.

The Trip is here to help with that older car you're driving the wheels off!

By all measures, the battery life at 8 hours is pretty good for such a small unit although it doesn't include an auto-shutoff feature. Specs of 800 hours of Standby Time and 20 hours of Call Time are great but, on the negative side, if you don't remember to power it off manually you will run down the battery. Above all, this device is designed for adding Bluetooth capability to vehicles that don't have it with the added bonus of using as a portable Bluetooth speaker. Honestly speaking, though it fills a particular need for a narrow set of users, the price point is rather high. There exist FM Transmitters like the Nulaxy FM Car Adapter that plug into your car adapter that let you answer calls safely with one click, charge your devices, and even let you play your music through your car radio; no muss, no fuss. But if you want the added capacity to serve as a portable Bluetooth speaker, this might be exactly what you've been looking for. A snapshot of Amazon reviews finds many complaints regarding battery life. Currently, 38% of users have given this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, which means 62% of users keep forgetting to turn the unit off when not in use! Half-joking there but an auto-shutoff update is needed JBL. A review from John D Karns gets to the substance of this Bluetooth speaker, saying:
"Pretty nice product. It works very well as a speaker phone. People have told me they can't tell its a speaker phone verses talking into my phone. That alone makes it great!"
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Ratings - 3-5 Skulls - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 3.5 BrainBlasters out of 5

Lord love a duck, the Clip 2 is a small Bluetooth speaker with a big sound! To be sure, there is a reason you see this device sold everywhere. Notably, it set the standard for on-the-go portability in a waterproof design that consumers went goo goo gaga over. Quite simply, awesome sound in an attractive little package.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Waterproof spec: IPX7
  • Class Type: Compact Portable, Waterproof
 Surprisingly, the Clip 2 is super clear and very loud for its size. Not to mention it handles bass really well with very little distortion, even at high volumes. Surpassed by the Clip 3 in 2018, you can still get your hands on this gem at a reasonable price. The mids and highs are vibrant and the bass is thumpy. Additionally, it's extremely light, less than half a pound, which makes for perfect portability. As a result, it's a great choice for hiking, camping, the shower, clipping to a beach bag, or hanging on your belt loop. By the same token, it's rugged as hell with a durable fabric material and resilient rubber housing. You can even clean it with running water. Of course, it comes with a sturdy carabiner clip that swivels to prop it up if there is no place to hang it.

...did I mention it floats if you drop it in the water? Yeah, it does.

To clarify, did I mention it floats if you drop it in the water? Yeah, it does. In addition, battery life is a solid 8 hours of playtime to keep the fun going and can be recharged in 2.5 hours. Moreover, it comes with a built-in aux cord for easy convenience. Easily pairs with up to two devices and you can even chain two speakers together via Bluetooth to boost the volume. Likewise, use the speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls. By all means, if you are looking for portability and good sound quality in a colorful, stylish package, then don't hesitate to grab this one when it is priced under $40. Don't pay more. In fact, you won't find better quality for that price! All things considered, users are giving this handy Bluetooth speaker very high marks on Amazon. At the present time, a whopping 75% of reviewers are giving this JBL Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, which is to be expected from a JBL best seller. Consequently you'll see lots of sentiments similar to this one by Porgy Tirebiter who said:
"This is what I'm getting everyone for their birthday this year. Great sound."
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JBL Clip 2 Special Edition Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Bluetooth Wireless
IPX7 Waterproof Rating
Integrated 3.5mm Audio Cable

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Ratings - 4 - SpeakersBluetooth - Gold
Our Rating - 4 BrainBlasters out of 5

Shut the front door, the GO is a little powerhouse that has sold over 10 million units! With the release of the newer JBL GO 2, you can still nab this pocket-sized Bluetooth speaker at a price point under $30 all day & you'll never notice the difference in sound quality.

The Lowdown

  • Battery Life: 5 hours
  • Waterproof spec: (not rated)
  • Class Type: Ultra Portable
 Clearly, the GO filled a niche that really appealed to consumers when it was released in 2015. A quality Bluetooth speaker that is SO portable along with a BIG sound that you can easily take anywhere. As you can see, its design is a bit more dated and it is not water resistant but that being said, this is a great ultra portable that is loved the world over. Moreover, the sound is crisp with good-to-great treble and midrange response with subdued bass, just as you would expect from a Bluetooth speaker of this compact size. Fits in the palm of your hand and is hugely portable! Weighs hardly anything. For this reason, it's the perfect companion for travel, watching movies on the laptop, personal listening at the pool, or even your work desktop.

Fits in the palm of your hand and is hugely portable!

Next, the battery life is excellent at 5 hours of playtime. Quickly charges in 90 minutes and you're ready to roll again. Additionally, there is an Aux input for your Bluetooth-less devices which comes in handy. Although it doesn't come with a charger, JBL provides a robust charging cable. Of course, it pairs easily and stays connected. Thankfully it has an auto-shutoff feature to save battery life. Not to mention, you can use as a speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls. Let's revisit: affordable, powerful sound, compact size, plus awesome battery life that comes in 8 vibrant colors. Honestly, this has all the makings of a great little gift! Just make sure you take care of yourself first! Rightfully so, reviewers on Amazon are giving this JBL Bluetooth speaker stars aplenty. Presently, 74% of users have given this mini Bluetooth speaker FIVE STARS, indicating that there is very little downside to owning this best seller. Da MishMoose had these thoughts saying:
"I bought one as a stocking stuffer for Xmas. The gift was such a hit that I bought one for myself. No regrets, this was a great purchase. If you want a small speaker that will last all day and go anywhere easily then this is your item."
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JBL GO Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker W/ A Built-In Strap-Hook

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Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
Rechargeable Battery Up to Five Hour Playtime
Built-in Speakerphone With Noise and Echo Cancellation

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